dbaker683 Wrote:
Nov 13, 2012 11:07 PM
the point is that this nation *was not founded on a belief in god.* it was founded by men who believed in god but who also believed that theocratic rule or the idea that their god should be the sole and immutable guiding hand of the nation were terrible, terrible things (and they were right). they didn't express the desire that the citizens of the united states should be bound to worship their specific chosen deities; they wanted that all people should be free to pursue the blessings of their own higher power without fear of persecution. and whether you like that or not, as i said before: you DO NOT have the right to force anyone who worships differently from you to think otherwise.